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The Resource "The damned fraternitie" : constructing Gypsy identity in early modern England, 1500-1700, by Frances Timbers

"The damned fraternitie" : constructing Gypsy identity in early modern England, 1500-1700, by Frances Timbers

Label
"The damned fraternitie" : constructing Gypsy identity in early modern England, 1500-1700
Title
"The damned fraternitie"
Title remainder
constructing Gypsy identity in early modern England, 1500-1700
Statement of responsibility
by Frances Timbers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500-1700 examines the construction of gypsy identity in England between the early sixteenth century and the end of the seventeenth century. Drawing upon previous historiography, a wealth of printed primary sources (including government documents, pamphlets, rogue literature, and plays), and archival material (quarter sessions and assize cases, parish records and constables' accounts), the book argues that the construction of gypsy identity was part of a wider discourse concerning the increasing vagabond population, and was further informed by the religious reformations and political insecurities of the time. The developing narrative of a fraternity of dangerous vagrants resulted in the gypsy population being designated as a special category of rogues and vagabonds by both the state and popular culture. The alleged Egyptian origin of the group and the practice of fortune-telling by palmistry contributed elements of the exotic, which contributed to the concept of the mysterious alien. However, as this book reveals, a close examination of the first gypsies that are known by name shows that they were more likely Scottish and English vagrants, employing the ambiguous and mysterious reputation of the newly emerging category of gypsy. This challenges the theory that sixteenth-century gypsies were migrants from India and/or early predecessors to the later Roma population, as proposed by nineteenth-century gypsiologists"--Provided by publisher
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Timbers, Frances
Dewey number
305.8914/9704209031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Rogues and vagabonds
  • Public opinion
  • England
  • England
Label
"The damned fraternitie" : constructing Gypsy identity in early modern England, 1500-1700, by Frances Timbers
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. 'From Aegypt have I come' -- 2. 'Gypsies : thieves and tramps?' -- 3. 'Chargeable unto the country' -- 4. 'O'er the moors to Kirk Yetholm' -- 5. The narrative of gypsyhood -- 6. 'By lines they read in face and hand' -- 7. 'These rowsey, ragged rabblement of rakehelles' : rogue literature -- 8. 'The stain of my offence'
Control code
ocn948249139
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472462527
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948249139
Label
"The damned fraternitie" : constructing Gypsy identity in early modern England, 1500-1700, by Frances Timbers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. 'From Aegypt have I come' -- 2. 'Gypsies : thieves and tramps?' -- 3. 'Chargeable unto the country' -- 4. 'O'er the moors to Kirk Yetholm' -- 5. The narrative of gypsyhood -- 6. 'By lines they read in face and hand' -- 7. 'These rowsey, ragged rabblement of rakehelles' : rogue literature -- 8. 'The stain of my offence'
Control code
ocn948249139
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472462527
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948249139

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